Coordinating Committee

The Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Coordinating Committee helps to bring a wide vision and depth of experience to the organization. Representatives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, many religious order communities of women and men, (arch)diocesan offices, pro-life groups, and lay people convene to ensure CMN remains faithful to its founding vision while developing new activities and approaches.

Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza

Catholic Mobilizing Network Bishop Liaison

Former President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)


Scott Bass

Executive Director, Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation


Abe Bonowitz

Death Penalty Abolitionist/Campaign Strategist


John Carr

Executive Director of the Office of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, USCCB


Dick Dieter

Executive Director of Death Penalty Information Center


Dick Dowling

Retired Director, Maryland Catholic Conference


Celeste Fitzgerald

New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty


Anthony Granado

Policy Advisor, Office of Domestic Social Development, USCCB


Tom Grenchik

Executive Director of Pro-Life Activities, USCCB


Sister Helen Prejean

Death Row Minister, Anti-Death Penalty Activist, Author, Dead Man Walking


Sister Marianne Race

Chair, Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Against the Death Penalty


Mary Ellen Russell

Executive Director, Maryland Catholic Conference


Kathy Saile

Director, Office of Domestic Social Development, USCCB


Shari Silberstein

Equal Justice USA


Michael Stone

Representative for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty


Susan Sullivan

Associate Director for Education and Outreach, USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development


Emma Weisfeld-Adams

Communications Manager, Equal Justice USA